Weekday Picks for LI Kids: Tiny Ships and Painted Pumpkins

October kicks off with great children's activities across Long island

As the temperature starts to ping pong between 50 and 70 degrees, each day in October is a roll of the dice as to whether or not you and your family will be more comfortable indoors or outdoors. Thankfully, this week's picks offers the best of both worlds. Opt for miniaturized ship building in Suffolk, storytelling in Nassau, or step outside for a fall festival in Huntington.  

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Monday, October 3
Ship In a Bottle Day - Port Jefferson
Ever wonder how those tiny little ships get into that tiny little bottle? Put an end to the mystery! Children 4 and up create this fun craft and take a splash of the sea home with them.
See all Monday events.

Tuesday, October 4
Mommy and Me Pumpkin Painting Workshop Greenlawn
Children age 2 or 3 work side by side with parents to create a festively painted pumpkin -- just in time to decorate.
See all Tuesday events.

Wednesday, October 5
Cozy Story TimeWestbury
Escape the blustery outdoors and cuddle up for a series of special stories. Children Pre-K through grade 2 can participate.
See all Wednesday events.

Photo courtesy of Tot Spot.

Thursday, October 6
Tot SpotBridgehampton
Toddlers explore, observe, and get moving in a program designed to encourage social/emotional skills, fine motor skills, and emerging language.
See all Thursday events.

Friday, October 7
Fall Festival at Heckscher MuseumHuntington
The fun gets underway at 5pm with a carnival, food court, and live music. 
See all Friday events.

Top image: Fall Festival.